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Arsenal land Brazil hotshot Jesus from Man City
Arsenal land Brazil hotshot Jesus from Man City
Gabriel Jesus has joined Arsenal from Man City on a long-term deal. 

Jesus, 25, scored 58 Premier League goals in 159 appearances and won 10 titles in his six-year spell at the Citizens.

The Brazilian forward is Mikel Arteta’s fourth recruit of the summer, following the arrivals of winger Marquinhos from Sao Paulo, attacking midfielder Fabio Vieira from Porto and goalkeeper Matt Turner from New England Revolution.

Arteta said: “I’m very excited. The club has done a tremendous job to recruit a player of this stature. 

“I know Gabriel personally very well and we all know him well from his time in the Premier League and being really successful here. 

“This is a position that’s been on our radar for a long time now and we have managed to get a player that we all wanted, so I’m really happy.”

The Gunners will be hoping the diminutive striker can solve their attacking deficiencies following the departures of former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang and centre forward Alexandre Lacazette.

As he did at man City, Jesus will wear the No9 nine shirt at the Emirates. 

Gunners technical Director Edu added: “We are delighted we have secured the transfer of Gabriel. Everyone who knows football well, knows his qualities.

“Gabriel is a player who we have admired for a long time now. He is 25 years and an established Brazil international who has consistently demonstrated that he is a player at a very high level. 

“We look forward to seeing him join up with his new team=mates ahead of the new season. We all welcome Gabriel to Arsenal.”

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